So in an attempt to inject a bit more life and interest into tournaments, and because we're both inveterate gamblers who are one bad card from being out on the streets, Jay Busbee and I are playing a golf version of a football suicide pool: We each pick one golfer per tournament and see how they do against each other, straight up. Victory over the other guy gets one point, victory in the tournament gets three points. And when we burn a golfer, he's done for the year. This week, we head to Jack's backyard for the Memorial.
Busbee: Kenny Perry. Stop laughing! Kenny Perry! I'm all out of some of my biggest guns, like Kuchar and Watney, so it'll have to be KP. He's a solid enough pick here, having won three times and cashed 17 times in a row and counting. I'm saying he sneaks up here and surprises us. It'd surprise me, anyway.
Bacon: I'll take your surprising pick, and raise you a Chez Reavie. Yep, I'm going with the 2008 Canadian Open winner because this is his last week to earn cash for his Major Medical Extension, meaning he needs $229,107 to keep full status on the PGA Tour, but just $5,859 to get conditional status for the rest of the year. He missed the cut last week, so hopefully the pressure of one last hooray will get Reavie going at a place he's never missed the cut.
Last Week: Yikes. Can we just not talk about it? Neither Busbee's pick of Sean O'Hair or Bacon's pick of Rory Sabbatini made the cut, but O'Hair missed the cut better than Sabbatini, so Busbee gets the very ugly and trunk-slamming point.
Overall Record: Busbee 13, Bacon 13
Already Used: Busbee: Ernie Els, Steve Stricker, Chad Campbell, Bill Haas, Nick Watney, Tim Clark, Hunter Mahan, Graeme McDowell, Brian Gay, Matt Kuchar, KJ Choi, Webb Simpson, Jhonattan Vegas, Phil Mickelson, Adam Scott, Jim Furyk, Luke Donald, Anthony Kim, Ben Crane, Zach Johnson and O'Hair Bacon: Bubba Watson, Jim Furyk, Steve Marino, Ben Crane, Jhonattan Vegas, Dustin Johnson, Matt Kuchar, Ian Poulter, Graeme McDowell, Nick Watney, Padraig Harrington, Tiger Woods, Spencer Levin, Anthony Kim, Angel Cabrera, Aaron Baddeley, Pat Perez, Justin Rose, Adam Scott, David Toms and Sabbatini.